Today was a non-contact day for us in Denver Public Schools. Yesterday as well. We spent the last 2 days thinking about and digging into our Interim assessment data. I found it frustrating. I wanted the district to give us data in a spreadsheet or format like we get with ScootPad. I wanted to click a button or two and have the analysis done and at my fingertips: “These students need support in this concept; see? the little bar is red and we’ve pulled enough data to be confident in their struggle.”
Truth be told, being the GT teacher, I don’t administer or score the interim. But I know the ways the district wants all of us to use them, as data mines for information about what’s working with our teaching and what is not. What our students are learning and what they are not. All good stuff. But I still wish I could see with the interim data what I can see in my ScootPad portal.
It would let me use my data dig time to quickly get to the “so what” of data: how to use the numbers to improve student learning.
How does ScootPad compare to the data digs your district is expecting?
Dr. Michelle Anthony